Aphorisms from the Professor: Brillat-Savarin

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My dream has come true...

...we got a pumpkin from our CSA!!! I have been crossing my fingers for the last few weeks hoping that a pumpkin would come our way. As far as I am concerned, toasted pumpkin seeds are the best thing about October, and pumpkin pie is a very close second.

Unfortunately, the dream came with a disappointment, too: peanuts. This is our third week in a row with peanuts, and we haven't been successful with them. The first week we tried just boiling them, but ended up burning them (we left them boiling too long and all the water from the pot evaporated!). Last week we deshelled, soaked overnight in salt water, and then roasted with some cajun spice. These were okay. Some were the right texture and gave a nice crunch, but many were chewy and ultimately not quite right. My boyfriend is allegedly going to look into how to make peanut butter this week, but my hopes are not high.

In this week's box:
1 pumpkin!!!
2 green peppers
2 apples
2 yellow potatoes
2 red potatoes
2 tomatoes
1 box of peanuts
1 package of stewing beef
1 butternut squash
1 bag of green beans
1 dozen eggs

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad delivery! Perhaps try making some Thai peanut dipping sauce with the nuts?